Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis: A Practical Guide
CRC Press, Aug 24, 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 564 pages
An introduction and explanation of pragmatic methods and techniques for reliability and risk studies, and a discussion of their uses and limitations. It features computer software that illustrates numerous examples found in the book, offering to help engineers and students solve problems. There is a module on Bayesian estimation. The computer disk is written in Visual Basic and is compatible with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
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